Bible: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-7

Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonica

2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, 1  about our coming to you – it has not proven to be purposeless. 2  2:2 But although we suffered earlier and were mistreated in Philippi, 3  as you know, we had the courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God 4  in spite of much opposition. 2:3 For the appeal we make 5  does not come 6  from error or impurity or with deceit, 2:4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts. 2:5 For we never appeared 7  with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed – God is our witness 2:6 nor to seek glory from people, either from you or from others, 2:7 8  although we could have imposed our weight as apostles of Christ; instead we became 9  little children 10  among you. Like a nursing mother caring for her own children,

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